The Oregon Health Authority on Friday reported seven new deaths connected to COVID-19 and 504 new presumed and confirmed coronavirus cases.

COVID-19 hospitalizations continued to fall, dropping to 285 from the fourth wave’s May 3 and May 13 peaks of 351 occupied beds.


Officials are continuing their drive to convince the public to get vaccinated against the disease, with Gov. Kate Brown announcing a lottery for everyone who get at least one shot by June 27, including a $1 million prize.

Vaccines: Oregon reported 48,028 newly administered doses, which includes 28,686 Thursday and the remainder from previous days. The current rolling average is 29,816 doses every day.

Where the new cases are by county: Benton (5), Clackamas (57), Columbia (10), Coos (7), Crook (4), Curry (2), Deschutes (35), Douglas (23), Hood River (1), Jackson (19), Jefferson (10), Josephine (4), Klamath (31), Lane (38), Lincoln (1), Linn (38), Malheur (1), Marion (56), Multnomah (67), Polk (4), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (23), Wasco (6), Washington (50), Wheeler (1) and Yamhill (10).

Who died: Oregon’s 2,607th death connected to the coronavirus is an 82-year-old Umatilla County man who tested positive May 3 and died May 19 at his residence.

Oregon’s 2,608th COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old Clackamas County man who tested positive April 19 and died May 18 at Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Medical Center.

Oregon’s 2,609th COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old Lane County man who tested positive April 23 and died May 18 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend.

Oregon’s 2,610th COVID-19 death is a 73-year-old Linn County woman who tested positive May 3 and died May 19. State officials are confirming where she died.

Oregon’s 2,611th COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old Deschutes County man who tested positive April 25 and died May 14 at St. Charles Bend Hospital.

Oregon’s 2,612th COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old Linn County woman who tested positive May 10 and died May 18 at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital.

Oregon’s 2,613th COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old Washington County man who tested positive May 15 and died May 19 at Portland VA Medical Center.

Each person had underlying health conditions or state officials were determining if the person had medical conditions.

Hospitalizations: 285 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 are hospitalized, down 16 from Thursday. That includes 78 people in intensive care, up one from Saturday.

Since it began: Oregon has reported 197,851 confirmed or presumed infections and 2,613 deaths, among the lowest per capita numbers in the nation. To date, the state has reported 3,698,622 vaccine doses administered, fully vaccinating 1,685,321 people and partially vaccinating 450,812 people.

-- Fedor Zarkhin

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